Two changes possible in the second ODI

India Playing XI for 2nd ODI: Shreyas Iyer, who missed out on a flat wicket in Mohali, will try to add a few runs to his name in the second ODI against Australia here on Sunday, while spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (Aswin) will be desperate to get wickets in the middle overs. Playing without some key players, including captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, the Indian team won the first ODI against Australia easily and will look to win the series at the Holkar Stadium, famous for its big scores. The rains have brought down the city's temperature and brought much relief to the players who braved the humid heat in Mohali. India's number four batsman Shreyas Iyer, who made a comeback after recovering from injury, has not been able to spend enough time at the crease due to various reasons. In the Asia Cup, he could not play in some matches due to back stiffness, while in the first ODI on Friday, he was run out after playing only eight balls.

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The right-handed batsman will try to score runs in the next two ODIs so that his morale is boosted ahead of the World Cup. Ashwin, on the other hand, bowled economical on his return but he could not bother the Australian batsmen. He could not get a turn on a flat wicket and his straight balls were easily played by the batsmen. If Axar Patel is not fit at the right time, the star spinner can still make a place in India's World Cup squad but the team management will be expecting more performance from him. It will also have to be seen whether another off-spinner Washington Sundar, who is part of the team, gets a chance or not. If he gets a place in the playing XI, then Ashwin may have to sit out. He scored 10 runs in 78 overs in the first ODI. There is a lack of consistency in their performance which can be a matter of concern for the team. In batting, Suryakumar Yadav has played a good innings after consecutive failures, which would have brought relief to both this batsman and the team management.

Like India, some of Australia's main players could not play in the first ODI. Australia captain Pat Cummins said after the match in Mohali that these three players may be ready to play before the third match in Rajkot on September 27. Opener David Warner has maintained his good form but Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne will be desperate to play big innings. In this match against New Zealand, India scored a big score of 385 runs with the help of centuries of Rohit and Shubman Gill. Rohit will not play in this match too but Gill will try to play a big innings again.

India likely XI (Tilak, Siraj likely to be entry)

Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (c), Tilak Verma/Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

The teams are as follows-

India: Kl Rahul (captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.

Australia: Pat Cummins (captain), Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, David Warner, Josh Hazlewood, Spencer Johnson, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Tanvir Sangha, Matt Short.

The match will start at 1.30 pm Indian time.

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